posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 11:42 PM
As a person sitting in Florida, I will give a few suggestions:
Books, more books, and finally, books.
Consider the mornings...your going to want coffee and such (break out the grill and old fashioned tea kettles) and get some instant stuff, powdered
creamers, etc...you want to wake up early to make due with light.
I say this from having no power for 20 days...was expecting about 2 days...surely you wont be experiencing such a prolonged time without power, but
always better to be overprepared.
Many (fairly obvious) suggestions already given (water, water purifiers, rain catchers, etc)..but what people often forget are mental escapes once
everything is done...you can get seriously stir crazy after awhile of no television, internet, music, etc..so don't forget to prepare for the extras
while prepping for the normal stuff.
I suspect some people may lose a bit of power for a few days...don't panic, things should be alright, but make sure you have various fall back rooms
should a stray tornado (a hazard of hurricanes) come knocking. small bathrooms and such, hell, jump in a bathtub if you hear a train coming (sound of
a hurricane sounds like a train) and put a board on top.
Anyhow. good luck. Chances are you are going to be just fine. If things are bad, find the nearest FEMA drop zone for water and other necessities you
may have forgot...hell, go even just for the social atmosphere.